My 5 Desert Island Recordings

If you lived on a desert island and you could only have 5 CD’s….what would those be? Here are the five I would choose:

Evans-Spring1. Bill Evans Trio- “You Must Believe in Spring” My absolute favorite Bill Evans CD. I learned 2 of my favorite tunes from this CD, B Minor Waltz and You Must Believe in Spring. A pivotal recording in my college years




Monty-Strikes-Again2. Monty Alexander Trio- “Monty Strikes Again” with Eberhard Weber and Kenny Clare. Simple one of the best versions of “Emily” I have ever heard.




Gene-Harris-Plus-One3. Gene Harris Trio- “Gene Harris Trio Plus One” – A major lesson in groove! Gene plays some of the greatest solos of blues I have ever heard!




Lee-Morgan-Procrastinator4. Lee Morgan- “The Procrastinator” Incredible compositions and monumental solos by Herbie Hancock.




Toots-Brazilian5. Toots Theileman’s “The Brazil Project” I love this album so much! A Love Supreme of great tunes and artists. Sexy as all get out!!




Which 5 recordings are your favorites?


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